Characteristics of Web 2.0
The information on the Web is no longer offered only by mass media, government, and private companies but also by private persons, connected through the informational networks (such as social sites, blogs etc). Web 2.0 allows the creation of blogs, wikis, media content upload and social network sites. Major features of Web 2.0 include social networking websites, self-publishing platforms (e.g., WordPress’ easy-to-use blog and website creation tools), “tagging” (which enables users to label websites, videos or photos in some fashion), “like” buttons (which enable a user to indicate that they are pleased by online content), and social bookmarking. Users can provide the data that is on a Web 2.0 site and exercise some control over that data.